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# education - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Two ministers blocked from leaving Dublin school by water protesters

Jan O’Sullivan and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin were delayed for about 40 minutes.

# education - Monday 23 February, 2015

89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams

UNICEF says that armed soldiers searched the area house by house.

# education - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Some small rural schools may be asked to merge with other schools

Most small schools are in Donegal, Mayo, Roscommon and parts of Galway and Kerry.

# education - Friday 13 February, 2015

Teachers are miffed Junior Cert details were leaked to newspaper

Unions have rejected the draft document but say it may form the basis for discussions.

# education - Thursday 12 February, 2015

My daughter is clever, funny, and full of life. So why am I so worried about her future?

To live a full adult life and contribute to society, my daughter urgently needs resource hours in school.

# education - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Is it true that Fianna Fáil has no policies? Well, not really…

It’s a constant claim thrown at the party, but it turns out it has more than a few ideas.

# education - Saturday 7 February, 2015

‘We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools’ POD

‘We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools’

Parents are voicing their concerns over the Primary Online Education being rolled out in schools across the country.

# education - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn’t linked to the austerity agenda?

We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.

# education - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

# education - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Ireland now has its first (official) Steiner National School

Now, the next step for Mol an Óige is to get out of the prefabs…

# education - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Taoiseach says teachers’ strike is avoidable, but they don’t agree

Around 330,000 second level students will have a day off tomorrow, as teachers go on strike again.

Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in

The minister also wants fitness to teach hearings to be held in public.

# education - Monday 19 January, 2015

Teacher says nun asked “What about the homos?” during job interview

The teacher was awarded €54,000 for discrimination after she applied for the job as school principal.

# education - Saturday 17 January, 2015

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How ‘Irish Mammy Syndrome’ is stopping young entrepreneurs

Fine Gael TD Aine Collins has identified a key cultural barrier to encouraging young entrepreneurship in Ireland.

# education - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

After no break in talks, teachers are going on strike again

Talks aimed at breaking the impasse have failed.

# education - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Maths, reading and the advantage gap: Ireland’s education in 10 charts

Our nation’s youth is better at maths and English than five years ago.

# education - Monday 12 January, 2015

Our primary school pupils are getting better at reading and maths

That’s according to an assessment of 8,000 pupils across 150 schools.

# education - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Teens to contemplate life’s big questions in Junior Cert philosophy class

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan thinks it will encourage critical thinking.

# education - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Opinion: Are we devaluing degrees?

Our exploding education sector is a good thing in many ways – but it also has significant drawbacks.

# education - Thursday 18 December, 2014

70 schools are getting €450 million for construction projects in 2015

Sixteen projects have been added to list.

# education - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

There are ‘virtually no services’ for gifted schoolchildren

And most teachers can’t recognise them, anyway.

# education - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Students stage ‘study-in’ at UCC library over opening hours

The students’ union president has said that studying at home simply isn’t an option for some students.

Secondary students fight back against the media’s obsession with water charges

TheJournal.ie received some interesting letters in the post today…

# education - Monday 8 December, 2014

The forgotten voice: a student’s opinion of the Junior Cycle

In the bickering between unions and government, one voice is often lacking: that of the student.

‘Irish language for third-level entry shouldn’t be a rule’, universities told Briseadh Na Rialacha This post contains a poll

‘Irish language for third-level entry shouldn’t be a rule’, universities told

Only for Irish language courses according to a task group report.

# education - Sunday 7 December, 2014

# education - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Teachers are striking today – Here’s why

The Junior Cert does matter, apparently.

# education - Friday 28 November, 2014

Teachers aren’t backing down – they’re going to strike on Tuesday

The ASTI says they need more movement from Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan.

# education - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Dublin is no longer one of the top 20 cities in the world for students

And it’s all because of how pricey everything is.

# education - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Primary schools to get a lick of paint with €28 million funding

The Minor Works Grant will be distributed depending on a school’s size.

Opinion: Third level tuition fees should be reintroduced – here’s why

The reintroduction of undergraduate tuition fees – and a more generous and equitable system of grants – may be the only sustainable funding model for Irish third level education.

# education - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Opinion: Changes to the Junior Cycle will produce a creative, proactive generation

Real education is not present when rote-learning is encouraged and facilitated.

# education - Friday 14 November, 2014

Opinion: Teachers should grasp this unique opportunity to engage with young learners

The current Junior Cycle reform impasse presents teacher unions with an opportunity to show creative leadership.

# education - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Teachers could go on strike before the end of the month

Teachers are angry about proposed reforms to the Junior Cert.

# education - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Jan O’Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms

Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.

# education - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Here’s everything we know about Ireland

The Central Statistics Office has released new figures giving a breakdown of over the last year.

# education - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Waterford IT chair steps down to allow for ‘new blood’ amid merger controversy

Last month, Waterford IT pulled out of a planned merger with IT Carlow.

# education - Monday 3 November, 2014

Another English language college has closed

It is at least the eighth school to close in recent months.

# education - Monday 27 October, 2014

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Galloping and Ellie the Elephant: Kids prove ballet is for everyone

And do they want to be ballet dancers when they grow up?

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